Backed Simple Bracket

You ever participate in those March Madness brackets with the weighted scoring system where whoever picks the final winning team typically wins the bracket? Yeah, it’s pretty standard, and it’s kind of a bummer scoring system. A biostatistician, Ted Gooley, developed a more equitable way of assigning points based on many variables. I won’t explain his system but you can read about it here.

So what’s it to you? There’s a Kickstarter project that has taken the Gooley method and created an iOS app called Simple Bracket for the upcoming March Madness festivities. For a mere $1, you can have access to the app. Pay more for additional goodies.

Now here’s the challenge from my point of view. The app is the thing, but the developers are only asking for $1. The entire project is aiming at $10,000 in funding by March 5. That’s a heck of a lot of $1 pledges in a short period of time. Sure, there are higher pledge packages, but I don’t see many paying more. I’m hoping this project gets funded, and this video will convince you to offer up a buck.

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2 Responses to Backed Simple Bracket

  1. Yoda808 February 7, 2013 at 12:33 pm #

    Dude, either you drove them a lot of traffic, or other people linked to their project because as of my comment, they are $725 dollars over their goal (if I read the site correctly). This is brilliant. I can’t wait for this app and for March Madness!

    • Gee Why February 7, 2013 at 8:17 pm #

      Whoa, I really underestimated the power of crowd sourcing on this! The big money maker is the 200+ backers of the $10 pledge which includes a notebook. Unreal!

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